D-Link’s Xtreme N DIR-685 router
If you’re looking for an all-in-one networking device for your home or office, then D-Link’s Xtreme N DIR-685 router could be for you. It combines 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity with network-attached storage, USB device-sharing, a digital photo frame, Internet content player and FTP server into one compact desktop design.
An 8 cm LCD screen displays the router’s status via graphical gauges, also serving as a digital frame for your photos, streamed video and live streaming Internet content. Its NAS feature supports both UPnP server functions and BitTorrent downloads, with the ability to store up to 1 TB of data on a SATA hard drive (that mounts easily into the side of the unit). There are two USB ports, allowing multiple users to wirelessly share multi-platform printers, scanners and external hard drives. Gigabit ports facilitate fast wire transfers. Price: about R3 200. Contact distributors D-Link on 012-661 2025 or visit www.d-link.co.za